Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2019 10:37 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: March 6, 2018
Birthday: October 3, 1973
Country: United States
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***Updated 10/30/13 - It seems like when I got my first cell phone last year, and started going through the separation/ custody arrangements, I lost my passion for sending & receiving & swapping & pen palling. BUT NOW I'M BACK, & can't wait to swap at my new address. :) ***

As far as crafting, I particularly enjoy doodling, cutting, gluing & collage, rubber stamps, especially alphabets, stickers, labels, ribbons, paints, and anything else to embellish my Art Journals.

I also have a sloppy gluebook where I paste in anything paper to keep it from junking up my artspace which is just a desk in the corner of my living room.

I enjoy making my own envelopes from old calendars, magazine pages, and other papers. I also enjoy making postcards & greeting cards. I'm afraid my efforts aren't as neat as the ones in card making magazines, but I am always pleased with the way they turn out.

I collect alphabet stickers & alphabet rubber stamp sets, have a too large stash of scrapbook papers, and many B&W and color images collected over the years for collage. I have tiny handwriting and so prefer to use very fine tip pens, like the Pigma Micron 01.

I work at a bookstore and keep a journal at work to paste in any kind of label or tag, and because I think gluing helps me de-stress. I've just transferred to a new location within the same company, and immediately ransacked the office supply cabinets for good paper, post-its, labels, art tape, etc.

I tried to make an art quilt/quilted book once, but found my sewing skills needed some fine tuning before I embarked on such a big project. I still like sewing though, and try to appreciate the sloppiness of my stitches.

I have collected and embellished cigar boxes and other small wooden boxes. These come in handy for my vast postcard collection, some as old as 1906 with a cancelled stamp.

I like decoupage, and any other sort of collage. I love making small photo books, like the KOLO ones with ribbons attached for hanging. I like looking at bookbinding books, but haven't attempted one yet.

Favorite images - antique suitcases, typewriters, books, cameras, etc. I love RHINOs, and rainy scenes. I like camping images, as well as treehouse and tree hugging. Oops, guess that makes me a bit of a hippie, huh? ah well, there's worse things.

I'm really looking forward to swapping so I can pare down my craft supplies and meet other people like myself who obsess about PAPER

About Me

Hello, my name is Lisa, aka rhinoluvr. I'm happy to be on swap-bot, after reading about Hoarders and seeing a season of the TV show of the same name. Where does all this stuff come from?!

I am a 40 year old mom who lives in Maryland & works in a bookstore. I'm a vegetarian but not the self-righteous sort.

I've lived all over the U.S. - in Boston, MA, in Portland, OR, in Athens, GA & in Virginia before moving back to my home state of Maryland. I can't pass up the occasional free babysitting & hot meals from my family.

I am the proud mom of two boys - Harper (8), & Dylan (6). They are so much fun to be with. I am very Liberal in my politics & lifestyle. People should do what makes them happy without directly harming others. Things happen for a reason.

I love to create & to paste found things in my art journal. I love getting into the zen state when you're crafting when everything falls away, and time passes without you noticing.

When I am not working or playing with my 2 young boys, I enjoy sending postcards, taking pictures, drawing & painting and writing/pasting/doodling in my art journals and gluebooks. I am frequently caffeinated thanks to our nearby Starbucks & the cafe in my bookstore.

I love making mix CDs, both for myself and any fun Kids music I can listen to over & over with my sons that doesn't make me pull my hair out. Believe me, that can be a real challenge!

I love camping, hiking, swimming, and being outdoors in the sun. I also love to curl up with a book that grabs me right away- bonus points if it's raining outside & I'm snuggled under a quilt.

I've recently been feeling uninspired but overwhelmed by my stationery, art & crafting supplies, and figured swapping would help me pare them down, while adding new items from like-minded individuals. I'd also like to try my hand at trading mix CDs with anyone. I know I'm not the only one who gets bored with their tunes occasionally.

Looking forward to sending & receiving. :)

Favorite Music

SONIC YOUTH, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Shins, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Tom Waits, Pavement, Beck, Built to Spill, the Lucksmiths, Johnny Cash, the Pixies, Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Gossip, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rihanna, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Patsy Cline the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Mirah, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine, Neil Diamond Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, Holly Golightly, Goldfrapp, The Who, New Order, June of '44, Kimya Dawson, New Pornographers Apples in Stereo, Nirvana, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Black Heart Procession, the Decemberist, the Pretenders, John Legend Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, the Vaselines, Buddy Holly, Cars, Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Fields... just to name a few.

Favorite Books

I love looking through craft books for inspiration. There are two really good Art Journaling books coming out this Spring: Journal Junkies & Creative Wildfire - just Can't Wait!

When I read fiction, I love everything & anything by: Paul Auster, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Truman Capote, Harry Crews, Dashiell Hammett, David Sedaris, Patricia Highsmith, Danny Gregory, Jim Thompson, Feodor Dostoevsky, Edith Wharton, Milan Kundera, Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Henry James, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, poetry of Pablo Neruda, poetry of Leonard Cohen, and musician biographies.

My favorite Children's literature authors right now are Mo Willems, David Wiesner, Judy Sierra, Kate DiCamillo, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney, Jerry Pinkney, Lane Smith, Shel Silverstein, and many others. I am just starting to re-read the Independent Reader and Chapter Books I loved as a child, like the Encyclopedia Brown series, the Boxcar Children series, and many others. It's an exciting time to be a bookseller!

Favorite Movies

movies directed by John Waters - "Polyester", "Pink Flamingos" Terry Gilliam Jim Jarmusch Coen Brothers - "Big Lebowski", "Raising Arizona" Woody Allen - "Hannah & Her Sisters", "Annie Hall" Wes Anderson - "Rushmore" Barry Levinson - "Avalon", "Liberty Heights" Alfred Hitchcock - "Dial M for Murder" Marx Brothers movies Everything by the little tramp, Charlie Chaplin Terence Malick - "Days of Heaven" Gus Van Sant - "Drugstore Cowboy" Stanley Kubrick - "The Killers" Billy Wilder - "Some Like It Hot" Tim Burton John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" Roman Polanski - "Rosemary's Baby" Lasse Hallstrom - "Shipping News"


Color - PURPLE
Animal - Rhinoceros
Shape - Stars! Polka Dots!
Holiday - Arbor Day (I'm a bit of a tree hugger)
Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 01, any Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
Number - 13
Letter - L
Foods - Cheese, sushi, most fruits, nuts
Drink - COFFEE
Fruit - Bananas or Mangoes
Car - Volkswagen
Job - current one, as a bookseller
Sport - Swimming
Season - Fall
Candy - Fireballs

fAvOrItE pOsTcArDs

Here are some of my FAVORITE types of postcards to receive, but I will be happy with almost any PC you send me, as long as it follows the directions in the swap:

RHINOS ( hard to find, believe me, I know)
Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, etc.
Libraries, bookstores, people reading
Photographs of famous authors
Covered Bridges
Mailboxes, Post Offices, stacks of letters
City scenes
Forests, or calming greenery scenes, with trees
Vinatge scenes of what a city area used to look like
Animals in their natural habitats
Edward Gorey
State map cards
B&W images
Odd Roadside Attractions
Airstream trailers, or other camping vehicles
Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum
Cats (wild or domesticated)
Laughing children, or children having fun
Book illustrations or engravings


Comment: Hi Lisa! Thanks for the great package. It was a nice surprise. Kaci
Maggiesmother rated for 5 touristy postcards # 2 on Apr 16, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great Washington DC postcards and of course, the lighthouse. I did not have them. Love them. Happy swapping, Linda
CindyST rated for 4 PCs in March on Apr 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. These are lovely postcards! I also hate stuff going missing. Especially when I send the best stuff and then have to resend second choice. I really hope your first lot find their way back to you :)
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #2G on Apr 9, 2014
Comment: Thanks for resending this swap. It arrived today & the cards are great.
Response: So glad this one arrived & that you liked them. Thanks for the rating. :) take care, Lisa
susieq11 rated for Make Me Some Envelopes! on Mar 28, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much, Lisa!!!!! I'm so glad you joined! : )
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra one. I did not have them. Happy swapping, Linda
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #2E on Feb 21, 2014
Comment: Got your awesome envelope today - thank you!!! Love the card and postcards!!! The DC ones are fab! Love that cat close-up too!! I'll be in touch! Thanks again!! : )
rexypants rated for Send 5 PCs on Feb 7, 2014
Comment: Great to hear from you, as always! Many thanks for your note (great Polaroid card), and bee-yoo-tee-full PCs. Crab cakes - OMG! Loved the holiday pic, too. Thanks for joining.
Comment: Thank you
leeler rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #2C on Feb 2, 2014
Comment: great cards thank you
justined0414 rated for P4P - multiview postcard on Jan 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you for not one, but TWO awesome multi view postcards! I'm going to write you back! Cheers!
Comment: Well. First, there were the two beautiful envies with a friendly note inside. (love the stars around my name) The Jim Croce connection! And then the PCs!!!! So varied and profile-based, loved them all. Thank you, thank you for this perfect swap!
Comment: I have no idea why the postcards took so long to arrive (and the postmark shows that you indeed mailed them over two weeks ago, so it definitely wasn't your fault!). Anyway, they arrived today and I love them -- especially the crab cakes one! Thanks so much, and thanks too for the extras! :-)
hppyjessa rated for not-so-QUICK 5 postcard swap #137 on Dec 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcards and the fun extras! I particularly liked that Polish "Black Cat" movie poster one! Thank you!
makaseller rated for HAPPY Mail Art on Dec 27, 2013
Comment: Thanks Lisa :) Very much nice your all typewriter things. I like these. And thank you very much Hello Kitty thinggs for my douhter. She is be happy! ; Also I loved your stamps! Johnny Cash, people at work, lavender and apples... too all special. ;)
spicemom rated for DECEMBER- Extra happy mail (USA) on Dec 23, 2013
Comment: Hi Lisa I love what u sent me thank u Spicemom
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #39 on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: I loved the postcards you sent me & they are all new to my collection. Great selection. Thank you.
atinagrace rated for 5 PCs in December on Dec 14, 2013
Comment: Hi Lisa, Loved your decorated envelope!! You are very creative!! Thank you for a great selection of postcards; I loved the variety!!Merry Christmas to all, anita We have had snow on the ground for almost a week, and I am already for Spring to get here!! I am too old to have to walk in it!! Hope your sons get their wish!!!
tiggerski rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #39 on Dec 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the great assortment of cards! And I loved your long letter. Merry Christmas! Hugs

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creationsbytee on Dec 24, 2015:

mamajoy on Mar 22, 2014:

Lisa...your resend for "three postacards in an envelops #2g" went out today. Hope you get it soon. If you are lucky, both mailings will show up. Thanks for your patience. Joy

nellswell on Jan 3, 2014:

Hi! I sent you a PM regarding the "Three Postcards in an Envelope 1Z" swap several days ago but I see that you haven't logged in since I sent it. So I thought I'd post on your wall in case my PM somehow gets lost in the shuffle. I look forward to hearing back from you. Happy New Year! :-)

dobie256 on Dec 12, 2013:

Thanks for the FOUR wonderful animal postcards for the PTG WTA. That yoga kitty is way too funny. Glad your boys are enjoying the snow. Have yourself some wonderful holidays! <3

rexypants on Nov 20, 2013:

Smelly stickers can be fun :) Hope the boys liked them and that you all have a lovely evening!

rexypants on Oct 30, 2013:


susieq11 on Oct 30, 2013:

You're back!!!!! ҝ€ : )

FiWebster on Dec 31, 2012:

Happy New Year Lisa! Here's a little end-of-year treat for your eyeballs... =smile=

susieq11 on Oct 3, 2012:

Happy Birthday!!

perlacraft on Jan 30, 2012:

Thank you for the postcards!!! I love them all!! "Quick 5 postcard swap" rating you now...

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